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Dwell Within
 
Christ of Glory, Prince of Peace
Let thy life in mine increase
Though I live may it be shown
Tis thy life and not my own
Dwell within that men may see
Christ in me
Christ the living Christ in me
 
Answer now my soul’s desire
Purge my heart with holy fire
Soothe the hurt with gentle balm
Breathe within my life thy charm
Fill me now so shall there be
Christ in me
Christ the holy Christ in me
 
Gracious Lord thy grace apply
Both to save and sanctify
All my life wilt thou control
Calmly ordering the whole
That the world my ever see
Christ in me
Christ and only Christ in me
 
Dwell within

Did you noticed the words of the above song and audio are the same as those I used yesterday in Only Christ…however I make no apology for it!

Why have I now used these words 3 days in a row? Well in thinking about image and especially the image of Christ this week, I’ve found myself thinking about how different from Christ I am inwardly, and even found myself questioning whether I can actually say I am a Christian because of the number of failings I’ve seen in myself.

However the words of this song remind me that my life really isn’t my own, I just need to put my life completely in God‘s hands, and allow Him to order the whole of my life, and ultimately dwell within me.

God doesn’t care about all my failings, He is willing to accept me just as I am, faults and all, and for that I feel truly humbled.

I do have many faults and failings, however I know that with God’s help I can become more Christ-like.

Lord, I pray you will dwell within me, and that others may see Christ living in me. Amen

Christ In Me
 
Christ of Glory, Prince of Peace
Let thy life in mine increase
Though I live may it be shown
Tis thy life and not my own
Dwell within that men may see
Christ in me
Christ the living Christ in me
 
Answer now my soul’s desire
Purge my heart with holy fire
Soothe the hurt with gentle balm
Breathe within my life thy charm
Fill me now so shall there be
Christ in me
Christ the holy Christ in me
 
Gracious Lord thy grace apply
Both to save and sanctify
All my life wilt thou control
Calmly ordering the whole
That the world my ever see
Christ in me
Christ and only Christ
Christ and only Christ
Christ and only Christ in me
 
Christ and only Christ in me
 

I know I used the above song in yesterday’s blog post (Image – Part 4 of 4), however I make no apologies for using it again today. I think the words of this song are ones which maybe we all need to pray far more often than we actually do.

Colossians 1:27 (The Message)

Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God‘s glory

As I listened to the above song when I was writing yesterday’s blog post a whole load of memories can flooding back to me – When I was songster leader at Rutherglen Salvation Army, this was one of the songs I used to lead them in, and it was one of my favourites. It was one of those songs, of which I’ve found only a few over the years, that when we sang it it made the hairs on the back on my neck stand up and send a shiver down my spine…I believe that was because Christ was with us, and speak to me through that song.

It is quite a challenge isn’t it, ensuring other see Christ in us?

Is Christ the only one that others can see in you?

My honest answer would have to be that many times it is not Christ people will see in me.

However I pray that as I continue to recognise my failings and weaknesses,and let God into more of my life, He will continue to strengthen me and calmly order my life so that the world my only see Christ in me.

I pray you too may continue to grow in Christ so that other will see Christ in you.